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Beautiful old fountain pen repair sign in Stoke Newington, London

Fading Ideal fountain pen repair sign in Stoke Newington, London (photo by

goodrich de luxe. ghost sign.

It's self service because the Gas Station no longer stands here. but they left us a cool sign from the good old days here in Downtown Detroit.

Writing is on the wall: Britain's 'ghost signs' provide faded ...

Writing is on the wall: Britain's 'ghost signs' provide faded memories of our consumer past

A Hovis sign in Hewitt Road, London. The signs were used for adverts, until the when mass-produced posters and billboards became cheaper options (Sam Roberts)

ghost sign for the Nedley Hotel

A ghost sign is a painted exterior wall advertisement, often faded over time to the point of being a virtual apparition.

Fading painted sign (ghostsign) for Our Sons Menswear London

S Errington and some other South London Ghostsigns, including Bovril, Our Sons Menswear, Craven A, John Lovibond and Inch & Co.

A ghost sign in London's Stoke Newington Church Street. The term is used to describe the remnants of adverts painted by hand directly on to the brickwork of buildings

Writing is on the wall: Britain's 'ghost signs' provide faded memories of our consumer past

Ghostsigns Walking Tours (London, England): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor

An advert for custard in Sangora Road, London. A series of books on ghost signs in UK cities and around the world has increased appreciation for the adverts.

Writing is on the wall: Britain's 'ghost signs' provide faded memories of our consumer past

Peterkin Custard ghost sign - to be found at St Johns Hill, London, UK

circa 1939 Brooke Road firestation, Stoke Newington, London

1939 at Brooke Road Fire Station, Stoke Newington, London - preparing for war. Note the sandbags being filled on the left and the low wall of sandbags.

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